Australia star opener David Warner and pacer Abbott have been ruled out of the second Test. Warner with a groin injury and Abbott with a muscle injury missed the first Test. The two also went beyond the bio-bubble and were ruled out of the Boxing Day Test, which starts on Saturday, following the Covid protocol.

Over Warner has not yet recovered from injury! ‘The Corona hotspot at Northern Beach in Sydney is disturbing the New South Wales Health Department. Both players also flew to Melbourne from there. As a precautionary measure, CricketAustralia (CA) will not allow the two to join the team, the CA said in a statement.